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Indian Fintech U GRO Capital, an Online Lending Platform for SMEs, Reports Over $2 Million in Net Profit for Current FY

Indian Fintech U GRO Capital, an online lending platform for SMEs, has released its Q2 FY21 financial results and posted a (profit after tax) PAT of INR 17.2 Crores (appr. $2.28 million). The BSE (formerly called Bombay Stock Exchange) stock exchange-listed, technology-focused platform noted that… Read More

Funding Societies’ Direct Lending Entity Approved to Become Participating Finance Institution

Singapore based peer to peer finance platform Funding Societies notes that after several years of laying the groundwork with ESG, they’re proud to confirm that their direct lending entity, FS Capital Pte Ltd (which is part of Funding Societies), was approved in October 2020 to… Read More

Indonesia’s Social Security Program Provider, KMSB, Partners Logiq to Offer Microlending Services to Local Residents

Logiq, Inc., a multinational provider of digital commerce and Fintech solutions, has been chosen to offer mobile micro-lending services to 48 million Indonesian residents. The loan services will be provided through a partnership between Logiq and Koperasi Mona Santoso Berjaya (KMSB), which is Indonesia’s social… Read More

Qatar Development Bank CEO Says Country will Work with US Firms to Diversify its Economy, Supported by Fintech and Digital Technologies

Qatar’s private sector is now ready to work cooperatively with US-based companies and businesses, according to Qatar Development Bank CEO Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Khalifa. As previously reported, the Qatar Development Bank (QDB) offers financial services, banking, and loans to support the development of the… Read More

Online SME Lender Funding Circle Acquires £30 Million from British Business Investments

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, has acquired £30 million in capital from British Business Investments. British Business Investments operates as a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank. Funding Circle plans to… Read More

Hong Kong’s Statrys, a Digital Payment Services Provider, Secures $5 Million to Expand Operations into Southeast Asia

Hong Kong-based Statrys, a digital payment services provider, has reportedly secured $5 million through an investment round from an angel investor. Established in 2018, Statrys offers digital payment solutions for SMEs and startups. The Fintech firm noted that its platform makes it a lot easier… Read More

NerdWallet to Acquire Fundera, the Go-to Financial Resource for 28 Million US based SMBs

NerdWallet, a U.S.-based website and app that offers financial guidance to over 160 million consumers each year, has reportedly acquired Fundera, which serves as the “go-to” financial resource for the 28 million SMBs based in the United States. The acquisition will allow NerdWallet to expand… Read More

Digital Bank NorthOne Launches New Desktop Banking Feature

NorthOne, an established digital bank for US-based small businesses, notes that they’ve launched a new desktop mobile banking feature that allows customers to manage their finances on a computer as well as from their mobile devices. NorthOne has partnered with Radius Bank to offer banking… Read More

Banks Should Lean on Digital Footprint as Much as Physical Presence to Effectively Serve More Clients, BBVA Exec Explains

Jose Luis Elechiguerra, Head of Client Solutions at BBVA US (NYSE:BBVA), which is originally a Spanish multinational financial services company based in Madrid and Bilbao, Spain with nearly €700 billion in assets, suggests that banks should “lean on a digital footprint as much as a… Read More

Singapore’s SeedIn, a P2P Investment Platform, has Rebranded to BRDGE to Better Reflect its Mission and Business Objectives

Singapore-based SeedIn, a peer to peer (P2P) investment platform, has announced that it will be rebranding to BRDGE. The company stated that the new name (BRDGE) aims to better reflect the organization’s mission and objectives. The P2P platform is mainly intended for local SMEs. BRDGE… Read More

More than Half of European SMEs May Shut Down Permanently in Next 12 Months Due to Challenges Created by COVID: Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the operations of small businesses across the globe. European SMEs are the lifeblood of the region’s economy and a recent report claims that nearly half of these companies might shut down within the next 12 months. According to research… Read More

Australian SME Banking Challenger Judo Bank to Use Cloud based Bank Operating System Developed by nCino

Australia-based SME challenger bank Judo Bank has chosen nCino (NASDAQ: NCNO) to help streamline its lending processes. Judo Bank will be using nCino’s Cloud-powered platform to enhance its services which are mainly intended for small businesses. nCino, Inc. is an established cloud banking and digital… Read More

Non Bank Lenders on Track to Manage $1 Trillion in Assets by End of 2020, Cloud Powered Lending Platforms Needed: Report

CAPX, a Los Angeles based financial services firm, has published a report which notes that middle-market firms (businesses with anywhere between 100 to 2,000 employees, or with $10 million to $500 million in annual revenue) have been experiencing certain challenges when trying to gain access… Read More

Online SME Lender Funding Circle Comments on CBILS Deadline Extension, Explains How to Apply

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, notes that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) was originally scheduled to end on September 30, 2020. But the UK government has confirmed that the CBILS… Read More

Experienced Dutch Lender Discusses his Long-Term Investment Strategy when Investing via P2P Platform October

October, a top European online lender, recently raised €258 million to lend to European SMEs. The additional financing was provided by institutional investors including Intesa Sanpaolo, CDC, FFA and six major insurance firms. The lending platforms management noted in a blog post that its lenders… Read More

Goldman Sachs backed Fintech Lender Capify to Begin Issuing New Loans Again, After Securing $14 Million in Equity Capital

David Goldin, CEO and founder at Capify, a small business lender backed by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), believes that the demand for new loans will rise again after the Australian government announced changes to lending laws and requirements. Capify confirmed that it will start issuing more… Read More

Global ID Verification Firm Trulioo Recognized as One of Canada’s Top Growing Companies, after Recording 503% Growth in 3 Years

Trulioo, an on-demand global identity verification company, has been recognized on The Globe and Mail’s second-annual ranking of Canada’s 2020 Top Growing Companies – which ranks companies based on their three-year revenue growth. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, Trulioo recorded three-year growth… Read More

Digital Financial Services Firm Konfio Obtains $58.8 Million Credit Line to Help Mexican Women Access Financing Options

For the first time ever (in September 2019), giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs’ (NYSE:GS) structured finance division provided a $100 million secured credit facility to Mexico-based Fintech startup Konfio Ltd. As reported last year, the funds were to be directed toward Konfio’s business… Read More

Fintech Lenders in Indonesia to Support Government with Disbursing Loans to SMEs as Part of COVID Relief Effort

Asosiasi Fintech Pendanaan Bersama Indonesia (AFPI), which is an association of 156 Fintech lenders, is reportedly planning to work cooperatively with the Indonesian government to distribute funds that are meant to offset the economic problems and challenges created due to COVID-19. As of September 2020,… Read More

UK P2P Lender JustUs Begins Taking Applications for Small Business Interruption Loan Service or SBILS

JustUs, a UK-based peer to peer (P2P) lender, has reportedly started taking applications for the Small Business Interruption Loan Service (SBILS) in order to offer funding for companies that might not have been able to acquire financial assistance via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme… Read More

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